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talk to rupert murdoch quite regularly. >> once a day, twice a day -- can you give us an idea of -- >> on average every other day, but pretty regularly. >> you said that everybody at "news of the world" and everybody was working hard to get nem a job and make sure they didn't lose it, which is perfectly admirable, why is that not the same for tom crohn then? because you said that the job no longer existed at "news of the world," so if you are busily trying to find a job for everybody at "news of the world" why are you not finding a job for him? >> well, there are some people that didn't want a job. in the case of tom crohn, tom's title was "news international" leading manager, and as mr. sheridan pointed out, it was not just journalists, but many people to find jobs for. in the case of thomas, i explained he predominantly for the last few years had worked for the legal manager of "news of the world," and in fact, the legal teams he worked on all of the other newspapers, so that's the current situation with tom. >> can i just ask you about nevil neville, and did you know that w
this hour, also the connection between the rupert murdoch scandal today and the mobster guy. remember him? and the interview on tonight's show is so exciting it made me and several segment producers -- made us break something in the office while we were preparing for the interview. while prepping tonight's interview, we broke some of the ceiling tiles outside my office door. i am very sorry, and i'll pay for it. >>> this is the mayor of london, his name is boris. he's in the conservative party. when questioned about it last year, here's what he had to say about the rupert murdoch phone hacking scandal. >> cooked up by labor party. >> cooked up by the labor party. phone hacking, made up by liberals. no such thing. where did mayor boris get his information? mayor boris got his information from john yates, the number two police officer in london. john yates, who it just so happens had to resign as the number two police officer in london just this week as did the number one police officer in london, the chief of scotland yard. that is just one of the ways the whole rupert murdoch scandal is g
gossip that may millions for murdoch threatens to topple his very own $3 billion empire built on it. murdoch tried to pass the buck at the house of commons inquiry. every seen these guys? insisting he is not to blame for hacking phones. this is rupert, belonging to politicians, phones belonging to the royal family, hacking phones belonging to a murdered 13-year-old girl. hacking phones belonging to 9/11 families, and dead soldiers in the wars. serious allegations. the 80-year-old also appeared confused or some argue, just playing stupid when it came to the company paying millions of its own dollars to settle hacking lawsuits and not investigate past criminal allegations against them. >> do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco. >> no. >> you're not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people that they trusted. this is not an excuse. maybe it's an explanation of my laxity. "the news of the world" did less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. it was up to the police. >> you
this morning that we're going to get to as well as rupert murdoch and his media empire. what's going on with that. >> this is extending, by the way, to "the times" of london? >> yes, the big story. >> the other players, this is earth shattering. i thought the big thing -- i thought it was about one tabloid. whew. this is so serious. >>> ahead this morning, we're going to bring in the ranking member of the budget committee, congressman chris van hollen. and oil tycoon t. boone pickens will be here. eugene robinson. >> by the way, on that story, i mean, they're not tapping the phones of the british prime minister, but they're -- they're trying to get his records -- >> may be an institution that has rot on the the core. it is a big problem. >> medical records. >> bank accounts. >> after the break, politicos, top stories of the morning. but first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill? >>> well, mikka, beautiful weather out there if you love heat and humidity. this is summertime at its greatest or at its worst depending on how you look at it. conditions in the east coast. it wil
in your past life. what do you think about what's going on in britain, the murdoch scandal? >> i think it is hard for us to imagine the profound shock to the system that this has been for great britain. i spent a lot of time there. my character lives there so we spend a lot of time in england. england is going through something of a social crisis, there's an epidemic of crime and public drunkenness in the country. they think their culture has been coarsing a great deal. miliband made an impassioned speech yesterday and they need to wake up and get things right in the country. they are going through a difficult period. >> daniel silva, the book is "portrait of a spy." fabulous. we'll be right back. i love that my daughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care.
are scrutinizing yesterday's testimony of rupert murdoch and his son james. both denied any knowledge of the phone hacking scandal and dodged questions about megapayments to victims on the receiving end. >> mr. murdoch do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> first of all, i would like to say as well just how sorry i am. >> my big question today, will one of the murdochs take the fall for the phone hacking scandal? of course you can reach me on facebook and twitter. to answer that question, let's bring in a reporter for "the washington post" style section. it's good to see you today, paul. what do you think? do you think that we're going to see either rupert or james take the fall? >> at this point barring any other revelations that's a big if i don't think so. the murdoch family controls about 40% of news corp. it has the board pretty much in its pocket. unlikely that they will be forced to resign as a result of this. in the absence of anything else happening. >> his board of directors whose responsibility has been to shareholders has been rather meek and
what happened with the murdoch family and james murdoch and where it goes from here. >> it's a fascinating story. the murdochs basically drew a line in the sand at the hearings in britain a couple days ago. there's a lot of terrible things going on, a lot of people are culpable, but we didn't know about it. they did a good job i thought. the problem with the story, it's got to stand up. if it stands up, they escape. if it doesn't, they're in big trouble. some of the executives blamed, are saying, hey, we told james murdoch, james murdoch didn't understand why they paid people off, he was new at the job, he agreed to go along with it. the legal manager and the former editor of the "news of the world," two very senior executives at news international have issued aut!ñ statement say that's not true, we actually briefed him in detail on, he knew exactly what was happening. it's not clear if that's the sort of start or trend and people are concerned and say the murdochs got it all wrong and they were lying basically to parliament, then they're in big trouble. >> with all you kn
unpopularity. >>> rupert murdoch called to testify before the british parliament as the phone hacking scandal involving his newspaper deepens. but first, let's go to bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning, yesterday easily the hottest day of the summer across the country. it was 123 heat index in kentucky yesterday. today you get a little bit of a break. the heat has been pushed to the south. it's still warm out there in kentucky, the ohio valley and new england but not humid like it was yesterday. that really oppressive heat has pushed to the south. we'll call it 94 in d.c., it won't be as humid, a slight chance of a storm up through boston and northern new england. good chance of thunderstorms late this afternoon in the southeast. that will cool you off for a hot day in atlanta, tallahassee and looking out west, wonder where all the cool weather is this summer? look at san francisco, 66. seattle 68 with showers. the west coast would love a taste of the heat. they haven't hardly had any this summer at all. you're watching "morning joe." we're brewed by starbucks. >>> i wou
time to come, we're just at the beginning, really. >> how a tabloid meltdown threatens rupert murdoch and his media empire. what are your reporters finding and you finding in terms of the ripple effects of this scandal, which seem to be never ending. >> well, i mean, it's one of these things, there are two main questions, really. david cameron asked one of them. it's the, how did we get here, question, and the other question, and, in a way the more important question asks, in my reporting by, of all people, the actor hugh grant, he emerged as a very interesting campaigner on princeton issues is, will we really see change at this point? there's then, of course of course, the whole issue what this means for the murdoch empire, but on the political point specifically, this is a story about something where a lot of people knew that things were wrong, and instead of dealing with them, they continued to, in some ways, in collusion, sounds like a strong word, but that's really what it was, and there were a whole series of reasons for that. what i've done in this piece is i've answered the qu
place this weekend. the bbc is now also reporting that the trusted rupert murdoch exec will testify in front of a parliamentary committee examining the case. interesting, given a lot of members of parliament are suspected of being involved in this too. nbc news's stephanie gosk now breaks things down from london. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> stephenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the departme
responsible must pay a penalty. >> reporter: one person murdoch says is not responsible, roberta brookdz. murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest p newspapers, some say. at age 80, murdoch's reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or the death of murdoch in a business sense are are probably overstated, but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing, but harvesting the grieving voice mails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. >> that was nbc's mike taibbi reporting. police also say the paper's editor in chief andy coal son has been arrested. he's also the former communications chief for david cameron who has announced a public inquirely and called for new regulation of the press. >>> up next, michele bachmann admits she doesn't know much about lady gaga, but you might be surprised which gop candidate does. we'll be right back. ka. >>> i have a q
. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch and his son james have bowed to pressure. they will appear before parliament on the hacking scandal. rebecca brooks agreed to testify but the murdochs initially balked. some u.s. lawmakers are also calling for federal investigations into allegations news corp journalists hacked into the voice mail accounts of september 11th victims. senator robert menendez, a new jersey democrat, wrote to attorney general eric holder saying the possibility this happened is quote, horrifying. republican congressman peter king of new york described the alleged hacking as unjustifiable and parasitic. has news international responded to the 9/11 allegations? >> yes, they have. it's really important to point out that this stems from a report in a tabloid article last sunday here in the uk. in that report there was an unnamed source that spoke to an unnamed former police officer who alleges that he was approached by "news of the world" to tap the victims' phones from 9/11 and he said he denied it. very, very thin but it has gained some traction and that's why we're seeing u.s. lawma
of the world" and chief executive of the british arm of the newspapers for rupert murdoch's newscorp company. we're being told that brooks is being questioned on suspicion of essentially phone tapping and corruption which would relate to the bribery of police officers, people that has been suggested happened amongst "news of the world". now, we're awaiting to hear more details now. it is being described as an arranged arrest. she came by appointment to the police station and was arrested to start questioning formally. it's important to remember that neither rebekah brooks nor the other nine people that have been arrested have been charged with this latest round of allegations of phone tapping and bribery. >> bell in london, thank you. >>> casey anthony has disappeared from public view after being released from a florida jail early this morning. we do have some video from that. the 25-year-old walking out a free woman shortly after midnight eastern time. 12 days after she was found not guilty of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter caylee. kristen dahlgren is live in orlando and, te
murdoch and his son james to give evidence and to testify in front of a committee in british parliament here on tuesday so it will be interesting to to see what comes out of this. the other two, of course, prepping as well for this parliament and the deputy prime minister here in the uk gave an interview on british television this morning and said it's their chance to come clean and say what they knew about this hacking scandal as well as what former chief executives knew about it, so i guess that will be key for rebekah brooks in this hearing. >> rebekah brooks now being arrested. is it making it, in terms of the arrest, farther up the food chain here? higher up the hierarchy. is that what some are saying at this moment? >> reporter: it one appear that way. it's difficult to say how far this will go. and how high up the food chain so to speak it will go. you know, this is a significant arrest in this scandal here and so we'll have to wait for more details as they emerge later today. >> big surprise here? i know you said it was a surprise. how big of a deal is it for the case, do you be
developments in the hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch's media empire. news international reportedly says it will release its dealings with the law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting the company's wrongdoing. >>> coming up from the gang of six, we'll bring in the chairman of the senate budget committee, senator kent conrad. >>> also, the circle of protection. reverend jim wallis who was in that meeting will join us to explain. but first here's bill karins with a check on the forecast. >>> good thursday morning, everyone. early this morning if you're just joining us, a nice safe landing but a sad one, too. this was the last shuttle flight and the last shuttle landing that you'll ever see as "atlantis" touched down just about 6:00 a.m. east coast time. picture-perfect weather conditions and it was just a beautiful landing and everyone's back home safely. >>> as far as the forecast, it's hot. bottom line. from coast to coast, we've been dealing with very warm conditions exception being the northwest. today the hottest weather moves into the east. d.c., 100. raleigh, 102. also 100 fr
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